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Acacia oxycedrus

Spike Wattle

Description: A prickly, dense shrub 1-3 m high by 2 m across, small trees are also known. Rigid, dark green phyllodes to 2 cm with sharp point. Flowers in cream spikes occur in winter and spring.
Distribution: SA, Vic., NSW.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Excellent hedge plant forming an impenetrable barrier. Useful also for road batters.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd